Mary Shelley's Frankenhole is a cartoon series on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] lineup, from Dino Stamatopoulos, the man behind Moral Orel.Dr. Victor Frankenstein has mastered the secret of immortality, and has created wormholes across time (the titular Frankenholes) leading to his haunted Eastern European village, where he grants requests from historical figures and celebrities alike.Potential viewers should be aware of the rather twisted humor in Stamatopoulos' works. The creator himself has stated that in a show aiming for all the major horror tropes, the real monsters are the humans who seek out Dr. Frankenstein's assistance. In a funny way.
Actor Allusion: Jesus is wearing a court-appointed alcohol monitoring bracelet around his ankle because his voice actor, Andy Dick, was wearing one in the studio when he came in to do his lines.
Asexuality: Victor has shades of this, preferring to shoot off his own testicles to having sex with Elizabeth. Reportedly, he finds sex boring, and isn't thrilled when others come to him to improve their own sex lives.
"Terrific, another pervert."
He actually admits in one episode that he "...never gets aroused..."
However, at the advisement of some of history's black men notorious for being abusive (Ike Turner and O.J. Simpson) in song, he decides that what really gets the ladies going is being a complete asshole to them.
Black Comedy: What else would you expect from a show created by the same person who created Moral Orel?
Black Comedy Rape: Thomas Jefferson doesn't know why his slaves don't like it when he has sex with them.
Came Back Wrong: Many of the people who go to see Victor such as Thomas Jefferson having body parts of African Americans sewn onto him, Gandhi becoming a vampire and JFK (with LBJ's brain) turned into a werewolf to name a few.
Completely Missing the Point: When Thomas Jefferson has Frankenstein graft a black man's penis onto him that fails to woo the slaves on his plantation, President Brack Obama tries to tell him that charm is more than just being well endowed..
Obama: "Mr. Jefferson, perhaps it isn't the penis, perhaps you need additional black attributes to compliment the penis?"
Jefferson: "Yeah, like two penises!"
Obama: "No look, race is more than just a penis or two.."
Jefferson: "Three Penises!"
Obama: "No! Get past the penises!"
Frankenstein: "I think I know what President Obama is saying.. we need to dissect different specific features from several black men, and make you into a black equivalent of my multi-cadaver-ed creature!"
Driven to Suicide: At the beginning the Wolfman episode, the montage of Laurence's backstory reveals that when he was suddenly turned into a werewolf, his girlfriend attempted to kill him. She failed, he ripped her arm off and she turned the gun on herself out of desperation.
The Wolfman attempts this, only to get better every time
Fake Crossover: At the end of the last bumper for Adult Swim's Frankenhole Halloween marathon in 2011 Victor reveals to the audience that he's not actually Victor but Orel of Moral Orel fame dressed as his favorite Adult Swim character. The clip ended with Victor doing a Shout-Out to Orel's dad Clay and Orel telling viewers to keep their eyes peeled for a Moral Oral special in the near future.
Fascinating Eyebrow: Jim Belushi desperately tries to imitate John's trademark arched eyebrow to the point of tying a balloon to it.
Also, Victor often sports one as can be seen in the above picture.
Fate Worse than Death: Victor's children, who he hates, while not proper immortals still won't die because Death refuses to take them, just to punish to Victor for mocking him. Have some irony.
The trope is even refered to by name in this episode
Flaming Hair: Victor replaced The Bride's hair with fire, to keep The Creature away from her.
Hates Everyone Equally: Stated by Victor himself in the episode Death, but actually subverted when you consider he seems to enjoy Polidori's company when coming up with new experiments and then usually ending those experiments lives shortly after (ex.batshark). He even gives him a affectionate nickname (Polly Dolly).
Michael Jackson due to him showing encouragement and awe towards Victor's ability in creating such interesting experiments. Unlike his father who wished he was normal.
Other then that he seems to hate everybody, he even grew to hating his own family.
Except for John Belushi. Victor admits he's Belushi's greatest fan.
Immortality: Victor, Elizabeth, and Polidori all are immortal.
(Victor slips the immortality potion into Elizabeth's drink at her wedding reception)
Henry: A long life! To the three of us!
Elizabeth: To the three of us!
Victor: Two out of three of us!
Victor's sons are immortal as well, but only because Death refuses to take them in order to get back at the immortal Doctor.
The Wolfman likewise has a weird case of this. He can die and stay dead as long as the silver bullet remains in his body. But since he decays, it'll eventually fall out and he'll revert back to normal as only a silver bullet from a true love can properly kill him.
Immune to Drugs: Due to aforementioned immortality, Polidori drinks straight up poison because normal alcohol doesn't have any kick when you're immortal.
Mummy: There's one in "Robert Louis Stevenson's Belushi!" whose entire schtick is making 'wrapped up' puns.
He appears in several other episodes, but never gets any new material. The only one who ever finds him funny is Ra.
Ninja Zombie Pirate Robot: In the pilot, Michael Jackson is merged with The Elephant Man, then Blanket accidentally fuses with Michael. Finally, they scratch their hand on a werewolf skin rug and then turn into a rug too
Parental Abandonment: Victor has grown to resent his sons, and actively tried to goad Death into reaping them. Becomes really depressing after seeing "Attack of the Were-Lawrence!", where Victor and Polidori laugh at one of his young son's gun-toting antics rather warmly.
Victor "What could be better than having your own children die before you?
Elizabeth "Maybe not everyone feels the way you do"
Victor "EVERYONE'S AN IDIOT!"
Don't forget about Blanket Jackson.
People Puppets: Lyndon B. Johnson wants to take Jack Kennedy's appearance and identity.
Put on a Bus: Victors kids have totally vanished since season 2 began.
Reality Is Unrealistic: Many characters who come to see Dr. Frankenstein are disappointed to learn that the Monster does not resemble his more famous Boris Karloff counterpart of film.
Rule63: Victor performs this on himself in one episode. A kind of unusual case considering he just gives himself female genitalia but adopts no changes to his gender expression.
Viewers Are Geniuses: Also a potential Historical-Domain Character, Victor's slightly older lab assistant Professor Polidori is a reference to John Williams Polidori, real life friend to Mary Shelley and the first western author to write vampire fiction.
Wanting Is Better Than Having: Victor spent years trying to get Elizabeth to marry him, spiking her drink so she'd become immortal. She finally agrees to marry him, when after at least two husbands, realizes she won't outlive him . . . and then he yawns immediately during their wedding, to her offense.
Your Favorite: In "Jules Verne's Monster Rally Run!", Victor says its hot dogs for him; although he might have said it just so Dracula would think he was wasting his time having Dom DeLuis force feed them to Victor so Dracula could win the auto race. Makes Sense In Context. Kinda.
Your Head Asplode: Victor becomes so frustrated with vampires talking during movies, that his head just explodes.